NOAA Fisheries is pleased to present the 2015 Report to Congress on the Status of U.S. Fisheries as managed
under the science-based framework established under the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation
and Management Act. 2016 marks the 40th anniversary of the MSA and the federal, state, and
stakeholder partnership it established through eight fishery management councils to sustainably manage
our nation’s marine fisheries.